Shown above are the sisig pork buns and desserts with ube and calamansi prepared by Stage Restaurant. 

17 June 2022 - The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu officially launched the 2022 Filipino Food Week (FFW) at Stage Restaurant in Honolulu last night with local media personalities and food bloggers among those in attendance. Stage is one of 20 participating restaurants in this year’s FFW, which will run from June 20 to 26.

During the reception, Stage provided attendees with a taste of its FFW offering by preparing delectable sisig pork buns. Moreover, cocktail drinks and desserts were served utilizing Philippine ingredients such as coconut, calamansi and ube.

Local media and bloggers in attendance at the FFW launch.

The week-long event will involve the preparation of special Filipino dishes and drinks by the participating establishments, who eagerly signified their willingness to take part in the popular culinary affair. FFW began in 2019 and had been held annually until the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. Other Philippine Consulates throughout the US also organize similar activities to promote Philippine cuisine, as part of the country’s cultural diplomacy efforts.

“I invite everyone to sample the creations of these talented chefs and get a taste of Philippine cuisine.” Consul General Emil Fernandez said. “With this activity, those in Hawaii will not have to travel to Manila to eat good Filipino food,” he added.

Additional information on this year’s FFW, including a complete list of participating restaurants, may be found on (END)